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Postgraduate Program in Financial and Budgetary Management and Control

Pós-Graduação em Gestão e Controlo Financeiro e Orçamental

Postgraduate Program in Financial and
Budgetary Management and Control

Developed in partnership with the Inspectorate General of Finance – Portuguese Audit Authority (IGF), the postgraduate program in Financial and Budgetary Management and Control aims to empower participants with a set of competencies in the area of management and financial control, which enable the development of new information management strategies relevant to the performance of functions in the financial and budgetary sphere.

This program is focused on scientific and professional development in financial and budgetary management, with the intention of providing a solid theoretical-practical training for professionals working in this area, both in public and private entities. It also aims to address the most recent developments in the areas of management, control and financial reporting, with the aim of transmitting an integrated view of these important functional areas through integrated and interdisciplinary training, including the analysis and requirements of accounting and internal control systems, as well as the importance of the existence of procedures to enable adequate management control.

The applications for this program are open from May 10th to June 6th, 2024. To apply, click here.

Partner Entity

  • IGF
    Inspeção-Geral de Finanças – Portuguese Audit Authority (IGF)
  • Vagas


    Working Hours

  • Lingua

    Length and ECTS

    2 semesters (60 ECTS)

  • Semestres


    Once a week

  • Book Open

    Start Date

    September 2024

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Who is it for?

The Postgraduate Program in Financial and Budgetary Management and Control is aimed at staff and professionals in the financial and budgetary management area wishing to deepen their competences in the functional areas of management, auditing, financial reporting and control, including the analysis and requirements of accounting and internal control systems, as well as the development of procedures to enable appropriate management control.

Study plan

For the conclusion of the postgraduate program, it is necessary to obtain 60 ECTS (7 mandatory couse units and 1 elective):

1st  Semester

Course Units Type ECTS Hours Professor(s)
Financial Accounting Mandatory 7,5 28 Fábio Albuquerque
Public Procurement and Public-Private Partnerships Mandatory 7,5 28 Ana Paula Salgueiro Carla Reis Santos Joaquim Sarmento
Statistical Methods I Mandatory 7,5 28 Jorge M. Mendes Pedro Simões Coelho
Audit Principles, Standards and Procedures Mandatory 7,5 28 Carlos Trigacheiro José Viegas Ribeiro Vítor Caldeira

2nd  Semester

Course Units Type ECTS Hours Professor(s)
Public Accounting – SNC-AP Mandatory 7,5 28 António Ferreira dos Santos Paula Duarte Renato Pinho Marques
Statistical Methods II Mandatory 7,5 28 Jorge M. Mendes Pedro Simões Coelho
Budgetary Policy and Process Mandatory 7,5 28 Hélder Reis José Henrique Polaco Miguel Coelho Vítor Braz
Law Studies* Elective 7,5 28 Carlos Dias
Principles of Financial Management ** Elective 7,5 28 Jorge Bravo

* Course Unit for students whose basic training is in the area of economics and/or management;
** Course Unit for students whose basic training is in the legal area.

Short-term seminars (4 hours max.) in order to present practical cases may also be held.

The successful conclusion of the aforementioned course units confers the student a Postgraduate Diploma in Financial and Budgetary Management and Control.

Length and timetable


This Postgraduate Program lasts 2 semesters. The classes will start in September 2024, ending in June 2025, and are held during the day, once a week. Classes are taught in Portuguese.


Fall semester for the academic year 2023-2024: click here to see the timetable.

The schedule for the 2024-25 academic year will be published in July, 2024.

Admissions and fees

The Admissions' Jury Panel of NOVA IMS is looking for excellent students who have the potential to become good technical staff and excellent managers. Qualities such as maturity, determination and motivation, both in the academic path as well in a professional career, are some of the attributes that the Jury Panel is looking for.

4th  Application phase

From May 10th to June 6th, 2024 (only for Portuguese speaking applicants).

Entry requirements

In order to enter this program, the candidate will hold a degree in a compatible area (completed until September 2024).

How to apply and selection process

To complete the application, the applicant must register in NOVA IMS' Applications Portal, fill the form, upload their Curriculum Vitae, choose the program and pay the application fee in the Portal.

The selection process of candidates is conducted based on the analysis of the academic and professional Curriculum. Members of the selection jury may decide to conduct an interview with candidates.

Application fee

The value of the application fee is €51. The application will only be deemed to be submitted after payment of the application fee within the stipulated period. The fee is non-refundable in case of withdrawal or non-admission to the program.

Registration fees

After being admitted to the program and upon confirmation of enrollment, the applicant must make a payment of a pre-registration fee (around one week after the admission result announcement), deductible in this postgraduate program's tuition fee, non-refundable in case of withdrawal, with the following value:

  • €1.250 for applicants from EU and Portuguese-speaking countries;
  • €2.500 for applicants from other countries, unless their registration fee is provided by an official entity.

Upon registration, students should make the following payments:

  • €35 - for enrollment fee (the value is updated annually);
  • €1.40 - for annual school insurance (the value is updated annually).

Tuition fee

The tuition fees are:

  • €4.100 for installment payments;
  • €4.000 for payment in full;
  • €3.500 per student for companies financing the program for 2 employees;
  • €3.300 for NOVA IMS' Alumni (Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Master Degree and Doctoral Programs) from a different program of the one they will attend;
  • €3.100 per student for companies that finance the program for at least 3 employees.

Tuition payment dates

The tuition fee of this postgraduate program can be paid in full or in four installments:

  • Full payment: September 25th to 30th, 2024.
  • Payment in four installments:
    • 1st. September 25th to 30th, 2024 (25% of tuition fee);
    • 2nd. November 25th to 30th, 2024 (25% of tuition fee);
    • 3rd. February 22nd to 28th, 2025 (25% of tuition fee);
    • 4th. April 25th to 30th, 2025 (25% of tuition fee).


The NOVA IMS programs, offer a unique learning experience, combining theory with the application of the best and most innovative teaching practices.

If you are interested in studying at NOVA IMS and want to explore scholarship and award opportunities, this page is your starting point to discover the options available in the different programs.

Know more about it here.


Do you have a question? Explore the most frequently asked questions and find the answer here! If you still have unanswered questions, please contact us!

  • Applications

    When can I apply?

    It is only possible to submit the application during its applications phase. The date of the call for applications is available in the Admissions and Fees page of each program. However, you can fill the application form at any time, submitting it when the applications phase starts.

    How can I apply?

    The applications are submitted online, in NOVA IMS’ Applications Portal. To submit their application, the applicants must register in the Portal, fill the form, upload your Curriculum Vitae, choose the program and pay the application fee in the Portal. The application process is the same for all the applicants, national or international.

    Which documents are required?

    The only mandatory document during the application process is the Curriculum Vitae (in .doc or .pdf format). The applicant can upload other documents such as diploma or other certificate of their qualifications.

    How do I convert a file to .PDF?

    Here is a list of websites where you can convert files to the pdf format, as a reference:

    Is there an application fee?

    The application fee is €51 in the academic year 2024-2025. The payment of the application fee will be made during the application process in the Applications’ Portal, through bank transfer/ATM reference, MBWay, PayPal or Visa. The application will only be considered successfully submitted after the payment of the application fee, within the stipulated time. It’s non-refundable in case of withdrawal or non-admission in the program.

    Can I apply to more than one program?

    You can apply to a maximum of 2 programs per application phase, by paying the application fee for each program, that is, the application to 1 program equals the payment of 1 application fee, the application to 2 programs equals the payment of 2 application fees.

    I'm a bachelor's degree senior student. Can I apply ?

    Yes. If you are a final year student and you graduate until September 2024, you can apply and you must deliver an authenticated copy of your degree certificate or diploma until the beginning of the academic year, until September 2024.

    In the application form, a Tax Identification Number is requested. What is Tax Identification Number? I don’t have one, what should I put in that blank field?

    In Portugal, the Tax Identification Number is required to identify a taxable entity or person, in tax declarations or financial transactions. If you don’t have a Tax ID Number or similar, please put “999999999” in that field of the application form.

    What should I write in the field: “Goals/motivation to apply to this program”?

    In this field, please mention:

    • In which way your background (academic and professional) fits the program;
    • What are your short-term professional goals;
    • What are your expectations with the attendance of this program.
  • Admission

    How does the selection process work?

    The selection process is based on the analysis of the academic and professional curriculum. The members of the Admissions’ Jury Panel may decide to hold an interview with all or some candidates – face-to-face or videoconference).

    In case I am contacted for an interview, can it be held at distance?

    Yes, the interview can be held at distance, preferably by Zoom.

    When will I know the result of the application?

    The result of the application will be known, through email, in the date to be announced in the confirmation of submitted application email and/or by the Admissions’ Jury/Programs Manager.

    I was admitted in the program. What’s the next step?

    In case of admission, the applicant must make the payment of the pre-registration fee (around 1 week after the result announcement), until its deadline, in NOVA IMS’ Applications Portal and upload the diploma or other certificate of his latest qualification (example: Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree or PhD).

    Can I attend more than one program by academic year?

    Yes, you may attend two programs per school year, although it’s not recommended. Please pay attention to the fact that there may be overlap of the Mandatory Course Units of each program, as well as the overlap of the exams.

    I was admitted in two programs, but I only intend to attend one. What should I do?

    In case of admission to two programs, the candidate will have to choose, in the Application Portal, the program in which they intend to attend. After choosing the desired program and paying the pre-registration fee, you must select the option "Withdrawal" in the 2nd program in which you do not intend to attend. Thus, your vacancy is available to a candidate on the Waiting List.

    I'm on the Waiting List. Can I still be admitted?

    Since it is possible for candidates to apply for two programs per application phase, there will be cases where the same candidate has been admitted to both programs, but intends to join only one. In these cases and if the limit number of vacancies is not completed, the remaining vacancy will be assigned to a candidate on the Waiting List.

    I intend the invoice for the payment of the application / pre-registration fees.

    The Invoice-Receipt will be available in this Applications’ Portal up to 2 business days after the payment, in the tab "Billing/Treasury".

    I was admitted in the program, but I need visa. What should I do?

    NOVA IMS can issue a document that proves admission in the program, that will be sent to the student and the Embassy. The document will only be issued or provided after the payment of the pre-registration fee. Regardless of issuance the document, the student must contact the Portuguese Embassy or Consulate in their country to get more information.

  • Other Informations

    Is this program taught in Portuguese or English?

    The classes will be taught in Portuguese.

    Are there scholarships?

    NOVA IMS does not award scholarships. However, you can apply to Universidade Nova de Lisboa’ scholarships and financial support, provided by the university’s Social Welfare Services. You can learn more at or contact them directly to We don’t hold information about other scholarships.

    Is it possible to park on campus?

    The students can park their vehicles on campus, if they have the access card. There are several parking areas on campus and near to NOVA IMS. The request for access of vehicles to Campus de Campolide is made through registration or renewal of registration and subsequent payment. To do this, the interested parties should register in the system and select the type of access. Afterwards, they will receive all the data for the payment. It should be noted that the management of parking spaces is the exclusive responsibility of the NOVA’s Rectory. For more information, please visit the webpage

    Is there accommodation on campus?

    The Social Welfare Services of Universidade Nova has ties with three student residences (one of them in Campus de Campolide) for Portuguese scholarship student and international students. The capacity of accommodation at school residences is limited. We can’t, in any way, guarantee you a room and we can only put your name on a waiting list, only after confirmation of admission. You will find more information about the residences at 

    In case you are admitted to the program and want accommodation in one of the University’s residences, please contact

    Does the University offer a Portuguese course for international students?

    Yes, there is a Course of Portuguese as Foreign Language. This course is available in 4 types of classes:

    1. Individual lessons (the student arranges the schedule with the teacher according to their availability);
    2. Semester Group lessons (56 study classes + 8 hours for other activities);
    3. 30 hours intensive course (2 weeks);
    4. Online summer course (month of July).

    If you have any questions about this course, please contact:

Jorge Caetano Oliveira
Head of Division | Internal Audit of the Tax Authority
Fernando Alfaiate
Recover Portugal Mission Structure – PRR | President
Rui Macedo Ribeiro
Inspectorate General of Finances - Audit Authority
Bárbara Friza
Audit Director | Inspectorate General of Finances - Audit Authority
Ana Alves, Teresa Tomé, Alexandra Vilela, Isabel Gaspar e Maria José Caçador
Abílio Vilaça
Inspector | General Inspectorate of the Ministry of Labor, Solidarity and Social Security
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